1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Pluristem?

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, biotechnology company Pluristem Therapeutics (NAS: PSTI) has received the dreaded one-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Pluristem's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Pluristemfacts

Headquarters (founded)Haifa, Israel (2001)
Market Cap$212.9 million
IndustryBiotechnology
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$615.0 thousand
ManagementChairman/CEO Zami Aberman
CFO Yaky Yanay
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(109%)
Cash/Debt$39.5 million / $0
CompetitorsAastrom Biosciences
Advanced Cell Technology
Osiris Therapeutics

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 18 All-Star members who have rated Pluristem believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, zzlangerhans, tapped Pluristem's recent price surge as highly unsustainable:

You can't sell your snake oil in the USA until [the FDA has] approved it. In order to get something past them, you have to demonstrate a benefit that outweighs the risk in large, randomized clinical trials. That's an area where Pluristem has actually made very little progress in recent months, despite their exciting announcement of the selection of a contract company for an upcoming phase II trial. No word on when that trial will actually begin, and likewise for other promised late stage trials. ... Is the move over? Don't really know. But eventually the money will have been made by the insiders and manipulators and the retail traders will ride the wave back down to baseline.

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The article 1-Star Stocks Poised to Plunge: Pluristem? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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